Hot Pants!

Written by Sanae Shea

I sure am glad Fourth of July week has come and gone. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Fourth of July but this 43 year old cannot handle a whole week of over-indulging. So on Sunday I slinked into my HotPants and hit the streets of Kearney to sweat out some serious toxins. 

As you can tell by this post-run picture, I’ve decided to avoid festive blue drinks for a while. But I loved running in my HotPants! They made me feel strong and powerful. This is probably in my head but anything that awakens my inner work-out beast is a good thing.

What are HotPants you ask? Zaggora HotPants aka weight loss pants are engineered to increase energy expenditure while exercising. According to the website, they also increase your core body temperature which leads to an increase in metabolism. Although they look like regular work out pants, they sure don’t act like it.


Do they work?

I don’t know but I do know they make you sweat. And I mean SWEAT! The first time I wore a pair to my Zumba Fitness class at UNK (in an un air-conditioned gymnasium no less) my legs were dripping with so much sweat that I was sloshing in my shoes by the time class was over. Even my shoelaces were soaked.

Yep…that’s sweat. So gross!

They remind me of a scuba suit (although I don’t think I’ve actually felt a scuba suit). They are very thick and tight. I like the tightness. In Zumba it helps control the “after shake”. For those who don’t Zumba, that is when you stop shaking but certain “areas” of your body keep on going!

Hot Pants are a little pricy running around $90 but every so often they offer a Groupon and you can snag a pair for around $40 plus shipping. Read more about Zaggora HotPants on their website or at The customer comments sold me and helped me determine what size I needed to order.

Please note:  It is very important to replenish your body following a workout especially in HotPants. You just eliminated all the water and toxins in your body so rehydrate with good old fashioned H2O and avoid the chemicals found in sodas and diet drinks.


About the author

Sanae Shea

Sanae Shea is a girly girl living in a house full of men…1 husband, 3 sons and new puppy named Ted. When she’s not busy with her boys, you’ll find her teaching Zumba Fitness classes at several locations throughout Kearney. She is also a skin care consultant for RX Skin Therapy at USave Pharmacy in Kearney. Learn more about Sanae at


  • Sanae – that last sentence got me thinking. What do you think about sports drinks? Do you think they are good to drink after a workout – or is water best? I always stick to water – but Kyle thinks those drinks are better. What’s your take? 🙂

  • Electrolyte drinks and/or water are good after an intense workout. I would just avoid energy drinks with artificial stimulants and diets drinks with artificial sweeteners. Not that I don’t drink those drinks because I do. But after sweating profusely in HotPants, water or Gatorade is what your body is going to need. I like to follow my workouts with protein shakes. Especially in the Summer when you can blend with fresh fruit. Yum-o! Or you can do as I say and not as I am doing right now…drinking my protein shake WHILE eating cinnamon rolls. 🙂

  • Sanae, I’ve never heard of those and can’t wait to get a pair. 🙂 I’ll be using them for some of my early morning runs.